[lastfm]Joe Jackson[/lastfm], father of the late pop star [lastfm]Michael Jackson[/lastfm], has been granted a hearing on October 6 to attempt to remove the executors of his son’s estate.
The older Jackson, who was not named in his son’s will, is expected to argue that he should have a say in the potential executors of his son’s estate because he was financially dependent on his son Michael. He has therefore requested the removal of the currently-named executors – Michael Jackson’s attorney [lastfm]John Branca[/lastfm] and music executive and family friend [lastfm]John McClain[/lastfm].
Said his attorney [lastfm]Brian Oxman[/lastfm], “I think it’s an important issue for all fathers around the country and around the world that when their child dies they should have a say-so in their child’s estate.”
Meanwhile, lawyers for the estate stressed that all obligations to named beneficiaries are being met, with attorney [lastfm]Howard Weitzman[/lastfm] dismissing Jackson’s claims, “As I’ve said before, Mr. Jackson’s appeal is not well taken.”
Jackson is currently pursuing a wrongful death suit against his son’s doctor, [lastfm]Conrad Murray[/lastfm], who is accused of administering the lethal dose of Propofol responsible for the King of Pop’s death.
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